This project was a great collaboration with Studio Sutherland. A set of stamps for Royal Mail, each being based on a pivotal point of a different Agatha Christie novel. In the spirit of crime fiction and detective work, as well as using conceptual twists in the imagery, the six stamps contain hidden secrets in the form of microtext, UV ink and thermochromic ink.
Creative Review article on this too, in which they show some of the hidden clues with the special inks and microtext.
Creative Review have written a really nice article on this too, in which they show some of the hidden clues with the special inks and microtext.
I'm thrilled to say that the stamps have also gone on to win a yellow pencil at the 2017 D&AD awards, a best in book prize for the 2017 Creative Review Annual and a merit in the 2017 3x3 annual.
Self initiated cover design for the novel.
'The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal disease: some resign themselves to fate, some seek blame, and a few, like Dr Rieux, resist the terror.
Incorporating a design mimicking the London Underground tube map in the weave of the tweed jacket.
Self initiated cover design for the novel.
'When a towering giant made of iron appears out of nowhere, young Hogarth sees him not as a monster, but a friend. The townspeople are terrified of the giant and devise a plan to bring him down. But Hogarth believes in his friend, and rescues him when no one else will. Together, they teach the people of the village and beyond to conquer their fears, for beneath the giant's rough armour there beats a mighty heart. '
Featuring one of the city's iconic bridges, bling'ed up.
Self initiated cover design.
,Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, an intrepid and eccentric adventurer, transferred his passion for flying to the written word by writing several classics of aviation literature, including Southern Mail and Night Flight. Based on Saint-Exupéry's trail-blazing flights for the French airmail service over the Sahara and later, the Andes, these two novels evoke the tragic courage and nobility of the airborne pioneers who took enormous risks, flying in open cock-pits in planes that were often fragile and unstable.'
Pitch for Atlassian, on the theme of a tech firm teams working together. The tree/brain and greenhouse head image is about collaboration and development, with services being ‘grown’ by different teams within. The bridge image is about building an outcome. I’ve used icons as building blocks to show the different technologies brought together to create the whole.
Published by Portobello
'When Nick is 13, he loses his parents in a car-crash. His sister, seven years his elder, is left to look after him. As he grows up, she longs to lose this brotherly millstone around her neck, but he cannot bear the thought of losing her protection. So Nick goes to extremes to retain her care and attention, putting himself, his girlfriend and others in harm's way, striking up with a gang, and administering violence to order. One day he goes so far that suicide attempt breeds suicide attempt. On the other side of tragedy, he returns to his flat to find an intruder on his sofa - a biker who proves immune to Nick's menace. The biker convinces Nick, first, that he is Jesus Christ, and, second, that he must now take charge of Nick's life. Nick is moved to return to his home village, where he sets about reconstructing himself, and doing penance for his failures. He even finds love anew. But does he know what to do with it? And has he really learned anything from his sister or from his miraculous new mentor?'
Illustration for an exhibition curated by ‘The Drawing Room’. It’s part of the Icon Design Trail, which is one of the key guides during the London Design Festival.
The brief was to make an image inspired by a beautiful and brilliant everyday object. I chose the BIC crystal ballpoint pen, and combined it with my generation’s fixation with Star Wars.
Picture the east Aegean sea by night,
And on a beach aslant its shimmering
Upwards of 50,000 men
Asleep like spoons beside their lethal Fleet.
"Your life at every instant up for-- / Gone. / And, candidly, who gives a toss? / Your heart beats strong. Your spirit grips," writes Christopher Logue in his original version of Homer's Iliad, the uncanny "translation of translations" that won ecstatic and unparalleled acclaim as "the best translation of Homer since Pope's" (The New York Review of Books).
Logue's account of Homer's Iliad is a radical reimagining and reconfiguration of Homer's tale of warfare, human folly, and the power of the gods in language and verse that is emphatically modern and "possessed of a very terrible beauty" (Slate). Illness prevented him from bringing his version of the Iliad to completion, but enough survives in notebooks and letters to assemble a compilation that includes the previously published volumes War Music, Kings, The Husbands, All Day Permanent Red, and Cold Calls, along with previously unpublished material, in one final illuminating volume arranged by his friend and fellow poet Christopher Reid. The result, War Music, comes as near as possible to representing the poet's complete vision and confirms what his admirers have long known: that "Logue's Homer is likely to endure as one of the great long poems of the twentieth century" (The Times Literary Supplement).
IIllustrations for three covers and the box. Beautifully made collectible editions, screen printed and bound in buckram.
In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War – later collected as his ‘African Trilogy’ – were swiftly acclaimed as a classic account of the tussle between Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Rommel’s Afrika Corps, amidst the endless harsh wastes of the Western Desert.
Moorehead was responsible for the celebrated insight that tank battles in the desert are like battles at sea, the lumbering tanks like ships lost in a vast ocean of sand. The New Statesman could not have put it better when it described his achievement with this riveting book:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Concept for the cover of a reissue of the 1955 film